Input into ambulance survey urged
South West MLC Adele Farina has urged Capes residents to give input into a review of ambulance services across the region.
Submissions on the draft Country Ambulance Strategy close on December 10.
Ms Farina was a fierce critic of St John Ambulance after a number of worker suicides, investigated by the State’s chief psychiatrist, which led to two reports identifying a “culture of bullying” and “toxic” workplaces within the State’s ambulance provider.
“I continue to receive representations from constituents throughout the South West and from people living in other regional areas about the need to improve country ambulance services,” Ms Farina said.
“I recently received a letter from a constituent concerned about the lack of consistently reliable country ambulance services, poor response times, and the lack of transparency and accountability in the delivery of country ambulance services.”
The draft strategy outlines a range of potential improvements which could see more paid country ambulance officers.
St John Ambulance declined to comment.